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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 436

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

True psychopaths aren’t all that bright.

The evolution of short sleep duration in humans may have left us vulnerable to Alzheimer’s.

The link between the gut and hypertension.

Farmed salmon is losing omega-3s.

NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS

Episode 152: Dr. Cate Shanahan Part 2: Dr. Cate and host Brad Kearns continue the conversation from last week.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

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Vote for Mark’s Daily Apple in Paleo Magazine’s “Best of 2016”!

Perhaps it’s the competitive spirit left over from my marathon and triathlon days, but I love a good contest. And it’s that time of year again when Mark’s Daily Apple and all things Primal compete for the title of Best in Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2016 issue.

Here’s a little bit of backstory if this is your first year taking MDA to the finish line. Paleo Magazine is the premiere print and online subscription publication for all things paleo, primal, and ancestral health. Every year, Paleo Magazine accepts nominations and holds an open vote for the world of paleo/primal aficionados to pick their favorite examples of companies, products, forms of education, and entertainment that are the most cutting edge, relevant, and noteworthy representations of the community. Being on this list means you’re recognized as the cream of the ancestral health crop. And we want Mark’s Daily Apple and the subsequent resources it provides to be recognized for what they are: the leading examples in the ancestral health community!

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Win Whole30® Approved Goodness from U.S. Wellness and PRIMAL KITCHEN™!

The Prize:

A $100 Whole30® approved variety package from U.S. Wellness Meats. U.S. Wellness now carries over 30 Whole30 approved items including: Beef Breakfast Polish Sausage Sliders, Bison Chorizo Sausage, Pork Breakfast Sausage, Hickory Smoked Sliced Beef Brisket, Garlic Beef Franks, Pork Bacon Slices, Slow Roasted Shredded Beef, and my personal favorite, Beef Braunschweiger.

PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Whole30® Kit: In the world of real food eating, it’s often what you put on your food that keeps it interesting. The PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Whole30® Kit includes my California Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, Classic Mayonnaise, Chipotle Lime Mayonnaise, Greek Vinaigrette, and dairy-free Ranch Dressing.

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Contest: Prizes for Your Thoughts

The Prize:

The Primal Blueprint Platinum Package, and 5 Primal Blueprint Publishing books of your choosing.

The Platinum Package is the ultimate in supplementation and is what thousands of Primal enthusiasts and I take daily. It includes: Primal Master Formula, Primal Fuel, Primal Probiotics, Primal Omegas, and a Primal Sun booster.

What are five of your favorite Primal Blueprint Publishing titles? Want a copy of The New Primal Blueprintthe brand new, updated version of the book that started it all? Or would you like to try out one of our other new releases, like The Paleo Thyroid Solution, Good Fat, Bad Fat, or Primal Endurance? Perhaps you’re looking to expand your cookbook library…. The choice is yours! Today’s winner picks any FIVE books from PrimalBlueprint.com!

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Contest: You Might Be Primal If…

The Prize:

12 PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Chocolate Hazelnut Bars: The PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Chocolate Hazelnut Bar is the coveted combination of chocolate and hazelnut we all remember and love, and it’s guilt-free to boot. Nutritional bonus: it’s packed with beneficial healthy fats, 15 grams of protein and low in carbs and sugar (only 3 grams). To craft the perfect high-protein, low-sugar bar, we’ve toasted our hazelnuts for sweet aromatic flavor and crisp, crunchy texture, and paired them with unsweetened chocolate.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 435

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

There’s strong evidence that eating foods high in flavonoids can stave off death.

Vitamin B12 toothpaste improves B12 status in vegans. Another option is to put raw beef liver in your socks while you sleep.

Humans were in North America at least 24,000 years ago.

Eating Brazil nuts and drinking green tea improves biomarkers related to colorectal cancer.

Alcohol makes it harder for mice to forget scary memories (imagine what it does for PTSD patients).

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Contest: Share Your Success Story

The Prize:

A year’s supply of Primal Fuel. That’s 12 months of my ultimate, low-carb, high-fat, high-protein shake mix delivered right to your door! Primal Fuel serves as the perfect post-workout treat or meal replacement; curbing hunger with healthy fats, helping build and maintain muscle mass with 20 grams of whey-protein isolate; and improving digestion and immunity with the addition of prebiotics.

Go with Vanilla Coconut Creme or Chocolate Coconut…or alternate between the two. Winner’s choice!

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Contest: What’s in Your Primal Kitchen?

Prize: The Holy Grail of PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Care Packages!

Restock your pantry with Primal Kitchen’s entire line of products!

1 Bottle of Avocado Oil: More heat stable than olive oil and a wonderful alternative for those who don’t like the taste of coconut oil, PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Avocado Oil is perfect for searing, drizzling, sautéing, stir-frying and dressing. Use to make marinades, finish sauces, or even in lieu of butter for all your baking needs.

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Contest: Grokpose for $1000!

The Prize:

$1000 gift certificate to PrimalBlueprint.com. What would a shopping spree look like for you? The things you’ve always wanted to try or maybe enjoy more regularly… Want a steady stream of PRIMAL KITCHEN™ bars—in all the varieties? Done. Maybe a year’s supply of Primal Fuel? Done. How about enough PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Mayo to fill up your bathtub? Also done. Today’s winner gets a thousand big ones to spend like cash and get whatever he or she wants at PrimalBlueprint.com.

The Contest:

Pose like Grok. Take a photo of it. You know Grok, right? Here he is…

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Contest: Ask Me a Question. Win Books and a Primal Essentials Kit.

The Prizes:

What are three of your favorite Primal Blueprint Publishing titles? Want a copy of The New Primal Blueprintthe brand new, updated version of the book that started it all? Or would you like to try out one of our other new releases, like The Paleo Thyroid Solution, Good Fat, Bad Fat, or Primal Endurance? Perhaps you’re looking to expand your cookbook library…. The choice is yours! Today’s winner picks any three books from PrimalBlueprint.com!

Primal Essentials Kit Sun. Soil. Oil. Get all your bases covered with this elegant solution to the daily challenges we face living with our hunter-gatherer genes in a completely modernized world. Today’s winner will receive a bottle of Primal Sun (vitamin D), Primal Probiotics and Primal Omegas.

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